A suspect has been held in connection with the murders of 40-year-old Hollice Thomas and her eight-year-old son Noel Thomas.
Police say the man who was arrested along Mucurapo Street in San Fernando around 2 pm Thursday, was known to Thomas intimately.
The suspect had wounds to his left hand, which were consistent with a knife injury.
Police said the suspect has previous charges for attempted murder and assault.
Initial reports stated that around 9 am Thomas’s common-law husband Marcus John, a taxi driver, returned home after work and found them in a bedroom in the apartment at Battoo Street bleeding profusely from a stab wound each to their necks.
He found his stepson, Noel, lying on his back on a bed with a wound to the neck. He was already dead.
Thomas was lying face down on the ground next to the bed with a wound to her neck. She was gasping for breath. Thomas, a Guyanese national, died at the San Fernando General Hospital. She was a security guard while her son attended the Ste Madeleine Government School.
The family had moved into the apartment less than six months ago.